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Is Your Street On Lower Pottsgrove’s 2013 Paving List?

SANATOGA PA – Back when comedian Steve Martin starred in the movie “The Jerk,” one of his more famous lines was the yell, “The phone book is here. The phone book is here! I’m somebody again!” The same kind of enthusiasm sometimes accompanies the arrival of Lower Pottsgrove Township’s proposed paving list, furnished this week by Manager Rodney Hawthorne. It begs the question: Will your address be “someplace” again?

Is Your Street On Lower Pottsgrove's 2013 Paving List?

The list represents those roads, streets and highways the township hopes to resurface using hired contractors, paid by revenue it receives from state gasoline tax allocations and other sources. The list constitutes the wishes of township officials balanced against the money budgeted.

The Board of Commissioners, during its Feb. 21 meeting, agreed to advertise for bids on equipment and workers needed to accomplish the work.

Director of Utilities John Fogel and Hawthorne warn that, just because a road appears on the list, there’s no guarantee it will be fixed. If the remaining winter weather causes asphalt to crumble elsewhere, the list could change in a heartbeat, Fogel indicated.

Highest in priority this year, according to the list, is re-paving Sunnybrook Road from Alfred B. Miles Park northwest to Mulberry Street behind the former St. Pius High School.

Also scheduled for paving, in the order they appear on the list, are:

  • Hause Avenue;
  • Gabriel Court;
  • Upper portions of North Adams Street;
  • Woodland Drive and Woodland Court;
  • Mirkwood Court;
  • Norberry Court;
  • Willow Street; and
  • portions of the Rosedale area within the township.

Scheduled for base repair only are:

  • Sunnyside Avenue;
  • Snell Road;
  • Industrial Highway;
  • Kauffman Road;
  • Sunnyslope Drive; and
  • Pruss Hill Road.

Scheduled for oil-and-chip resurfacing are:

  • Snell Road;
  • Rupert Road;
  • Yerger Road;
  • Kauffman Road; and
  • Pruss Hill Road.

Related (to the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners’ Feb. 21 meeting):

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